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Earlier bird steals Archaeopteryx's worm

Earlier bird steals Archaeopteryx's worm

A prehistoric creature the size of a pheasant has become a contender for the title of oldest bird to stalk the earth. The small, feathered "Dawn" bird lived about 160 million years ago in what is now China, about 10 million years before Archaeopteryx, which holds the official title of earliest bird known to science.